A combination gambling den and bawdy house is set up so that croupiers, patrons, prostitutes, and the owner can quickly change it all into a mercantile establishment when the cops stage a raid. The women become shop girls and customers, the men become clerks and shoppers. The craps table becomes a long counter. The police do raid the joint, and the nearly-instantaneous conversion into a dry goods store covers all the evidence. The police leave in dismay and disgust. But will they be back? What is their real motive?
Run time 3 minutes 2 secondsProducer Georges MélièsProduction Company Star Film CompanySponsor Gen XAudio/Visual silent, black and white
Also Known As (AKA)
Le tripot clandestin France (original title)
Az illegális szerencsejátékosok paradicsoma paradicsoma Hungary
The Scheming Gambler's Paradise USA